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Layer on theBalm® cosmetics Read My Lips™ Lip Gloss to create a bespoke shade while nourishing and hydrating your lips.

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  • 3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 30,551 Reviews 30,551 Reviews Write a Review
  • $17.00
  • .3 fl oz   
  • Availability: In stock

    $17.00
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You wouldn’t know it from the state of our makeup drawer, but we’re actually beauty minimalists. Our motto: Why use two products when you can get the same effect with one? This two-in-one lip and cheek stain gives us a natural, understated flush and helps us get out the door faster. The gel formula looks dark in the tube but delivers a sheer tint. The tinted gel leaves a lasting stain on lips and cheeks. Since it’s water-based, it has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, which means it won’t leave any unsightly streaks behind as long as you take care to blend well. Use a single coat for a subtle look or layer it on for a more visible (yet still discreet) hue.

How to Use

The handy wand makes applying this stain a breeze. Swipe onto your lips as you would a regular lip gloss. To use as a cheek stain, smile and dab two or three dots onto the apples of your cheeks. Gently blend the pigment into your cheeks using small circular motions.

Water ((aqua) Eau), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract. May Contain / Peut Contenir [+/- Blue 1 (ci 42090), Green 3 (ci 42053), Yellow 5 (ci 19140), Yellow 6 (ci 15985), Red 22 (ci 45380), Red 33 (ci 17200), Red 27 (ci 45410), Yellow 10 (ci 47005), Green 5 (ci 61570)]

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Loved it!
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I really liked the texture of it, very different than most lip stains. It didn't seem to stain for quite as long as a traditional stain does, though.

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Beauty Queen
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Got this as a sample and there's nothing special about it. The brand is great and I wanted to like it but even after several layers, the color barely shows up on the lips and I hate the sticky feeling of applying it to my cheeks.

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Perfect Lip Stain
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Great color and consistency. Perfect stain for lip.

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Nice!
Sampled

I enjoyed a lot testing this as I am not the kind of person used to wear makeup. I liked how natural it feels and looks, and also, loved to use int on my cheekbones.

5
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Great product
Sampled

This is a great little product! It so versatile! I used on my lips and it just added the right amount of color without looking like I really had anything on. I also love using it on my cheeks .. It brightens up my face and gives me a younger radiant hue!

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Not very impressed
Sampled

I didn't feel that this stain added much color to my lips. It wasn't as moisturizing as I had hoped.

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Great product
Sampled

Very pleased with this product. Goes on nice and lasts for a very long time. Now you just need a gloss to go along with it!

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It was not good
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I did not like this product. It didn't stay on very well. The color was very strange and it tasted bad. I would not buy it

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Lovely natural stain
Sampled

I really like this product as it's a good go-to for light color on my lips without the thickness that you sometimes find with traditional lipstick. It's a little sticky until it dries, but that's to be expected.

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Beautiful stain
Sampled

This stain I love for my lips and my cheeks. I love using it for a really natural look on a busy morning or a beach day. It leaves my cheeks with a glowing, pretty rosy pink stain that looks like I just got some sun on my cheeks. It leaves my pale lips with just enough color to brighten up my whole face without over doing it.. but it can also be built into a deeper darker color for more of a POP!

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